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Updated 12 December, 2017
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  • Low salary for full time, having students as target (in 14 reviews)

  • Local industry mostly oil and gas (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Research Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Calgary part-time

    Pros

    Great culture and very positive environement

    Cons

    Funding is not always the greatest


  2. "Micromanaged"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Calgary full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I enjoyed everyday I worked there, primarily because of the position I had as Student Ombudsperson. Helping students was the best thing about it.

    Cons

    Politics. Position was funded by University, Grad Students and Student Union. I moved offices 4 times in 20 months and had three bosses in the first 12 months. In the end the Student Union torpedoed my job by threatening to withdraw funding. A elected Student thought she was my 'boss' even though she never met with me and I never met the SU executive...petty student. I loved working there..not so much the politics.

    Advice to Management

    It was a poorly managed process. Micromanaging has its limits.


  3. "Food Services"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Calgary full-time

    Pros

    A safety place of wirk

    Cons

    Everything is fine and no worries in working in here.


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  5. "Data Coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University of Calgary full-time

    Pros

    Very nice people to work with.

    Cons

    Sometimes resource allocation issues will happen


  6. "mediocrity"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Calgary, AB
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Calgary full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    good benefits and job security in general, though not sure it compares to top jobs in corporate Calgary.

    Cons

    bland work culture that does inspires mediocrity and conformism.

    Advice to Management

    branch out and hire people with outside of the box thinking and don't tie so closely only to O&G interests.


  7. "A unique work environment but not a great place for people how seek personal and career advancement"

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    Current Employee - Team Lead in Calgary, AB
    Current Employee - Team Lead in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Calgary full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    - Great benefits and pension.
    - Away from downtown crowded work places.
    - Great recreational and health facilities for staff at reduced staff prices.

    Cons

    - Little room for advancement.
    - Very inefficient and creativeless work environment.
    - Very bureaucratic and a lot of office politics.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to and engage staff


  8. "Senior Research Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at University of Calgary part-time

    Pros

    The University of Calgary provides a lot of support for career development

    Cons

    It is hard to mention one


  9. "Long Term Employee - having had a variety of different positions"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Calgary full-time

    Pros

    Great people, challenging work, lots of opportunities for growth and to work on new projects.

    Cons

    continued salary freezes for MaPs


  10. "Financial Partner"

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    Former Employee - Partner in Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - Partner in Calgary, AB
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Calgary full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits and beautiful campus

    Cons

    At MAPS, especially Financial Services, the turnover rate is super high

    Advice to Management

    Learn to work with each team member, isn’t that a question you always asked in interview?


  11. "Just okay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at University of Calgary full-time

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, lots of professional development opportunities, diverse staff

    Cons

    Major budget constraints, major disparities between departments and groups (clear delineation into haves and have nots), high demand/low control work, unprofessional coworkers.


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